Epic: Consoles Will Rein PC DX10

Epic: Consoles Will Rein PC DX10 Epic: Consoles Will Rein PC DX10 Epic: Consoles Will Rein PC DX10

In a recent interview, Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has expressed his belief that graphical advancement in PC games will be hindered due to the limitations and financial viability of consoles.

"Just now we're just barely coming into the sweet spot of the next-gen consoles... We're at the point where it's viable to ship games on these next-gen consoles and it's going to be a gold mine for a couple of years", said Mark Rein. " Publishers are generally putting their money where the highest return is, and in the past that's been on consoles and I think that's still the case. So if you build the game that's a really super amazing high-end game, how do you make all the money you could make from that game, because it'll be too high end eventually to be on PS3 or Xbox 360", he added.

But all is not lost for PC gamers yet. According to Mark, " the source content we (Epic) have is still really high resolution, much higher than we can show on a 512MB machine. You can use that content on the PC, you can express it in higher resolutions and higher frame rates and turn on more effects. I think that's what you'll see, PC games where we turn it up higher".

"Consoles will pretty much define what the next five years of games look like on the PC", Mark Rein reassured.